Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made an impression on Hip-Hop. In 2014 the Seattle duo’s The Heist was awarded the Grammy award for Best Rap album. Several people were shocked that it won over Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
Earlier this year, the introspective musicians released “White Privilege II.” The controversial track delves into America’s sordid past. The song begs the question as to how misconstrued perceptions still plague the United States.
Next Friday (Feb. 26), their new LP This Unruly Mess I’ve Made will be available to the public. From the tracklist the artists appear to pay homage to some of Hip-Hop’s most respected voices. Icons like Grandmaster Caz, KRS-One, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and DJ Premier are featured on the upcoming project.
The album which boasts 13 tracks. It also includes other contemporary artists like YG, Anderson .Paak, and Chance The Rapper. When he’s spitting sixteens King Driis — also known as , Idris Elba — also made the cut.
01 Light Tunnels [ft. Mike Slap]
02 Downtown [ft. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz]
03 Brad Pitt’s Cousin [ft. XP]
04 Buckshot [ft. KRS-One and DJ Premier]
05 Growing Up [ft. Ed Sheeran]
06 Kevin [ft. Leon Bridges]
07 St. Ides
08 Need to Know [ft. Chance the Rapper]
09 Dance Off [ft. Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak]
10 Let’s Eat [ft. XP]
11 Bolo Tie [ft. YG]
12 The Train [ft. Carla Morrison]
13 White Privilege II [ft. Jamila Woods]